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Old Thu Feb 19, 2004, 12:39pm
JRutledge JRutledge is offline
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Originally posted by mick


Rut,
Michigan HSAA, I understand, had a three-official clinic, for a time, prior to 1/4-final to final games, where three whistles were used, to ensure the officials would provide a certain amount of competence to the teams.

MHSAA last year, I think, stopped the practice because of the assumption that all (or at least enough) qualified officials are up to date with the three official mechanics.

mick
In our state 3 Person clinics and camps are a requirement of our license. And if you want to do the playoffs, you have to attend a 6 hour 3 Person Clinic in order to be elgible at all (classroom and court). And most regular season games are 3 Person. So officials in my state, 3 Person is like riding a bike. Even for the less experienced officials, they tend to have a general understanding of the system. We benefited from the camps. But it did not seem like it was going to last the way things went for the first couple years.

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